9mm: Underpowered and Overrated

Discussion in 'Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting ' started by Amp Mangum, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Amp Mangum

    Amp Mangum Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2018

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    Well done....these are really hilarious!

    The bullets bouncing off the can was a nice touch.

  3. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    This has been posted a few times on here and I always enjoy it each time.
  4. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Saw this one right next to the one posted. Funny too

  5. Otherside

    Otherside Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2019
  6. bobo3020

    bobo3020 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Women and Europeans will appreciate the softer recoil! :D
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  7. Busa Dave

    Busa Dave Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    LOL shoot the 9mm I do and try that! These are just for my high cap vehicle guns anyway. Both the 45 and the 9mm are for little girls who wear pretty pink panties. :) Big boys carry full power 10mm or a 454 Casull. :) :) :)

    Going to be carrying my Gemini Customs 454 Alaskan all next week at the ranch in NM

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  8. 10mm Guy

    10mm Guy Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2018
    Funny videos! Thanks for sharing, I had never seen these before.

    I must admit, while I realize its all in jest, for me I find a little bit of truth in it. I personally do not own any 9mm guns whatsoever. I do own a .380 pocket pistol for when it's that or nothing, but if I'm going to carry something larger than it, I don't want to guess as to whether it's going to be effective.

    As for training with 9 because it's cheaper, my personal feeling is that I should train with what what I am going to carry and become proficient with exactly what I will use in a high-stress situation. I don't go as far as to practice with SD ammo, but I want to shoot my .40s, .45s, and 10mms when I practice so I can improve and perform better with my specific tools, even if it costs a little more.

    With all this said, people who have issues with recoil - whomever that may be - would be better served to carry whatever they can best manage than to avoid carrying all together. All joking aside about bullets "bouncing off", we all know a .22 mag to the head is not going to be shaken off and is likely going to be fatal. Shot placement is more crucial than caliber as a missed shot of .500 Mag is less effective than a kick in the groin.

    Edit: Well, depending on your kick and who it is you are kicking, you may do more hearing damage with your missed shot - LOL!

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  9. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
  10. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    2A698447-BB21-48D9-98DD-04C485BC3F0E.gif Ping,ping,ping
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  11. pcso13

    pcso13 Happiness is a range in your backyard

    Nov 25, 2018
    While I must admit that 90% of the guns I own and carry are 9mm, the rounds bouncing off the can was pretty darn funny! :thumbs:
  12. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod You Don’t Know Me!

    Nov 22, 2017
    Cars and guns - There is no replacement for displacement - yes I am old school!

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  13. Bugs

    Bugs Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    What I want to know is why these threads even get revisited?
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  14. RatBikeRod

    RatBikeRod You Don’t Know Me!

    Nov 22, 2017
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  15. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jul 6, 2014
    The 9mm is a great cartridge--for women and Europeans (i.e. girly-men).
  16. Wildcat Creeker

    Wildcat Creeker Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    A few decades ago, I was visiting with a gun buddy at his house he showed me a fired 9mm FMJ projectile that was taken out of his leg. He was at a range or maybe in someone's yard shooting, I can't recall those details. Someone next to my friend accidentally shot him in the leg with the 9mm. My friend did not even go to a hospital. He went to his doctors office where the doc removed the bullet from his leg and sent him home. If that round had been a +P+ expanding bullet, it would probably have been a lot more serious. But, in reality, a 45 ACP hardball round is much more likely to bounce off of sheet metal than 9mm.
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  17. BuckyP

    BuckyP Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Good thing it wasn’t 10mm, he would have been vaporized. :alien1:
  18. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    It’ll blow a mans head clean off!:roll:

    Oh wait.... sorry!
    Wrong movie!:oops:
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  19. jfrey

    jfrey Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 10, 2012
    Honestly, since I have recently discovered the 38 Super, I do question some of the things I have been told about the 9mm. The 38 Super really is a super round by comparison.
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